Monthly Archives: December 2015

Babsy B Tip: Multiple Copies of the Same Book?

Oops, your child already has that book? Who knew! What do you, the minimalist, do with that second copy just received? Try to exchange it for a book your child doesn’t own? Re-gift it, or donate it? What if Aunt … Continue reading

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Babsy B Tip: How to teach your infant or toddler to read

I’m all ears when I hear an adult explaining how a little one can’t really read but thinks he can. “He just knows the story,” the adult says. And I say, “Yay! Yay! Yay!” This adult has done one of … Continue reading

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WOW! Word: ENLARGE  

A WOW! word is a word you’ll say constantly this week to help your newborn, infant, or toddler hear the word and its forms. You are modeling words your child stores up and practices silently until able to say them … Continue reading

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Babsy B Tip: Whisper the Readaloud

Why whisper when you’re reading aloud to your child today? Use your whispering voice to read every other page of a picture book or board book. Your child will enjoy hearing and mimicking your performance. But much more is going … Continue reading

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Babsy B Tip: Can I? Huh?

How can you avoid feeling pressed to give your child permission when you’re not sure how you want to respond? To take a think-it-through breather and help your child learn patience, say, “If you need an answer now, I’d have … Continue reading

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WOW! Word: INTEREST

A WOW! word is a word you’ll say constantly this week to help your newborn, infant, or toddler hear the word and its forms. You are modeling words your child stores up and practices silently until able to say them … Continue reading

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Babsy B Tip: Develop Long-distance Love

How to help your infant or toddler develop relationships with family members from across long distances? Bring out the photos of those who are important to your child and you. Include pictures of your child and you. Give your child … Continue reading

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Babsy B Tip: Skype & Facetime: Who’s in Charge?

Who’s in charge when your toddler and you make that Facetime or Skype call to family and friends? A toddler pays attention the first few moments of greeting. Then, your toddler hasn’t a clue what to say or do next. … Continue reading

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WOW! Word: TOLERATE

  1.You tolerated that shot without a tear! We tolerate loud noises when big machines are doing their work. Look how you tolerate the noisy distractions around you!

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Babsy B Tip: Double Shift

Why does your infant or toddler get so plum-tuckered-out and need each and every one of those power naps all day long? Your child’s holding down two full-time jobs! One’s a steep physical workout. The other, though far less obvious, … Continue reading

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